U2 tickets sell out in 2 minutes
Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/news/113397422/-

2019-06-11 04:40:45

Tickets to U2's one Auckland show sold out in two minutes, fans say.

Ticketmaster's website showed at 2:02pm that there were no tickets available for the concert.

Tickets for the band's only New Zealand show as part of their Joshua Tree anniversary tour were put out for general release at 2pm on Tuesday.

The cheapest tickets cost $63, with the front row seats getting up to $400 and VIP packages from between $450 and $900.

Annabelle Bunny was eagerly waiting at her computer for the sale to start at 2pm, but still couldn't get tickets for herself and three friends.

She said Ticketmaster had U2 tickets on sale one minute early and, in the few seconds of flurry, she was only able to get $360 tickets. "I had to let them go, I don't have that kind of money," she said.

Before the Tuesday sale, there had been three pre-sales for fan club members and people signed up to Live Nation's early access. Although general release ticket weren't on sale until 2pm, scalped tickets were popping up on sites such as Viagogo over the weekend.

U2 fan Clare Palmer said her friend accidently bought overpriced tickets from Viagogo and ended up paying $287 for $120 tickets.

The Irish rockstars would play at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday, November 8.

They were last in New Zealand nine years ago, when they paid tribute to the Pike River victims just one week after the tragedy. U2 frontman Bono led the tribute, as the band played One Tree Hill while the names fo the dead miners scrolled across the screens at Mt Smart.

In 2010 they performed with Jay Z. In November, they would perform with Noel Gallagher – the English singer-songwriter who fronted rock back Oasis.

The show's publicist was not able to confirm tickets had sold out at the time of publishing.

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